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Major Architectural Projects from around the World

Visitor Center – Latest Designs

Giants Causeway Building, Northern Ireland
Heneghan Peng Architects
Giant’s Causeway Building
photo : Marie-Louise Halpenny

Giants Causeway Building – 4 Jul 2012
This new building is located in a landscape of cliffs formed by hexagonal basalt stones. The visitor centre building helps to manage the beautiful and fragile landscape and is a resource to those who visit the site. The design for the visitor centre was the subject on an international architectural completion in 2005. An international jury selected the winning design from 201 entries.

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre, Lund, Sweden
Carmen Izquierdo
Lund Building
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre – 3 May 2012
The new Domkyrkoforum visitor centre, facing the Cathedral in the Swedish city of Lund, uses Aurubis Architectural’s Nordic Brass panels to create a series of contemporary forms, generating new vistas and public spaces within its historic setting.

Visitor Centre Building – Recent Project

Pannonhalma Visitors Center, Hungary
RS | Roeleveld – Sikkes Architects
Pannonhalma Visitors Center
photo : Tamás Bujnovszky, János Szentiváni, Hans Molenkamp

Pannonhalma Visitors Center
The monastery has been a beacon for culture and crafts for over a thousand years. The monastery grounds of the Benedictine order house the finest examples of religious art, crafts and architecture. It has been inscribed into the Unesco World Heritage List in 1996.

Visitor Center Building – Recent Design

United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC, USA
Design: RTKL Architects
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
photograph © Whitcomb

United States Capitol Visitor Center
As the seat of the nation’s legislative branch, the U.S. Capitol is one of the most recognizable and visited historic buildings in the world. RTKL was commissioned to design a 580,000 SF multi-function facility, the largest single building effort constructed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.
While officially called the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, it encompasses not only visitor screening and orientation functions, but also several other components critical for the operations of the U.S. Capitol.
With knowledge garnered from a dozen years of work with the Architect of the Capitol, RTKL designed a facility that enhances visitor reception experience and education, strengthens building security and the U.S. Capitol’s functionality while preserving an atmosphere of free public access for the more than three million visitors who tour the U.S. Capitol annually.

Visitor Center – Recent Design Competition

Newark Visitor Center Project, New Jersey, USA
Newark Visitor Center Competition
NVC was an international design competition. The partnership of AIA Newark & Suburban, Emerging Professionals and the Young Architects Forum invited designers from all over the world to find innovative, visionary and compelling proposals for Newark, New Jersey’s Visitor’s Center.

Visitor Centre Buildings

Featured Visitor Center Architecture, alphabetical:

Alnwick Castle Gardens Visitor Centre, UK
Hopkins Architects
Northumbrian building
building photo © Adrian Welch

Alnwick Castle Visitor Centre

City of London Information Centre, UK
make architects
City of London Information Centre
image © make architects

City of London Information Centre

Culloden Battlefield Memorial Centre, UK
Gareth Hoskins Architects
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
photo © Ewen Weatherspoon

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Scotland

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre, England
Edward Cullinan Architects
Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre
picture © Adrian Welch

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre

Giant’s Causeway Visitor Facilities, UK
Giant's Causeway Visitor Facilities
picture from the National Trust

Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

NYC Information Center, New York, USA
WXY architecture + urban design
NYC Information Center
picture from SGLA

NYC Information Center

Petra Visitors Centre, Jordan
Edward Cullinan Architects
Petra Visitors Centre
picture from architects

Jordan building

Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre, Wales
Ray Hole Architects
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre
picture from architect

Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre

More Visitor Center Buildings online soon

Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington, Northumberland, England

RMJM Architects
Woodhorn Colliery Visitor Centre
image : Keith Hunter

Visitor Centre Architecture – no images/links, alphabetical:

Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre, Cardiff waterfront, Wales
Will Alsop, Architect

Arctic Culture Centre, Norway
Arctic Culture Centre
picture from architect

Arctic Culture Centre

Scottish Visitor Centre Buildings

David Douglas Centre, central Scotland

Scottish Timber Building
picture from Cowco
David Douglas Centre

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Water of Leith Visitor Centre

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